T.I. Weighs In on Rape Accusations Following Nelly's Arrest
Shortly after Nelly was accused of raping a woman, T.I. is speaking out on sexual assault allegations.
While getting his hair cut, the Grand Hustle boss named famous male celebrities, who’ve been accused of sexual assault. “I’m just sitting here thinking,” he said, “After Mike Tyson, after motherfuckin’ Tupac, after all the other motherfuckers who done been with girls and the girls got mad for whatever reason and left off and said that they raped them or whatnot, what the fuck ever happened when a motherfucker find out that the bitch was lying, my ni**a? What consequences is there for this young lady? We take ours.”
Tupac Shakur was convicted of first-degree sexual abuse, but acquitted of weapons and sodomy charges in 1994, after a woman accused him and three other men of sexually abusing her in a hotel room. In 1992, Mike Tyson was convicted of raping a woman in a hotel room.
T.I.’s video message continues, as he wondered what happens to a woman who falsely accuses a man of sexual assault. “If more than 12 find her guilty, we got to answer to that,” he added. “But, if we find out that this wasn’t true, what the fuck happen to her? I’m sick of this shit. I’m just saying. We ain’t no motherfuckin’ targets. Get your shit together.”
According to Stanford, approximately “two percent of all rape and related sex charges are determined to be false, the same percentage as for other felonies.”
Over the weekend, a woman accused Nelly of raping her. The rapper maintained his innocence in an open statement. “Let me say that I am beyond shocked that I have been targeted with this false allegation,” he wrote. “I am completely innocent. I am confident that once the facts are looked at , it will be very clear that I am the victim of a false allegation.”
T.I. has been criticized for comments about women in the past. In 2015, he claimed he couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton to be president because of her gender. The rapper responded to the backlash with an apology. “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”